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Project studentships say ‘goodbye’

Rather horribly for those of us who are synthetic organic chemists, the EPSRC have announced they are about to cut the number of PhD studenthips they fund by a massive 35 per cent, many of these coming from synthetic chemistry. Obviously, … Continue reading

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The Epigram science archives from the last year are now online…

Just a short post to say that I have finally found time to post up all the pdfs of the Epigram science section from the whole of this last year (during which time I was the editor). You can navigate … Continue reading

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I got married..

Benchtwentyone has been absurdly quiet for the last, oh, I don’t know, 4 months or so. That’s because I’ve had a huge amount on my plate. I got married for one thing; it’s the best thing ever, but does kind … Continue reading

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A week off

I’ve had this whole week off work, which has been great but also quite awful. It’s great to have some time at home in Ipswich, but on the other hand my wedding is looming ever closer, which means there is … Continue reading

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Open lab 2009 – now available to buy

Hiho! Just a little bit of housekeeping to take care of. You might remember I was lucky enough to be published in this year’s open laboratory compilation; a collection of the best writing on science blogs in 2009. Anyway, very … Continue reading

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South for winter?

3So Moses and Aaron went in to Pharaoh and said to him, “Thus says the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, that they may serve me. … Continue reading

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Molecule of the month – Bombykol

  To begin the new decade in style, the first molecule of the month for 2010 is the sex pheromone of the female silk moth. It might sound a weird one, but bombykol is about as interesting as they come. Moths have been rather … Continue reading

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